How to enable Let’s Encrypt on cPanel/WHM
Finally, Let’s Encrypt is out with cPanel/WHM plugin to support everything out of the box….that means you have to have cPanel/WHM updated with the latest versions.
With the recent release of cPanel & WHM version 58, there has been the addition of an AutoSSL feature, this tool can be used to automatically provide Domain Validated SSL for domains on your WHM & cPanel servers, either with cPanel/COMODO ssl or Let’s Encrypt SSL.
Initially, this feature was released with support provided for only cPanel (powered by Comodo) based SSL certificates, with the plans to support more providers as things progressed. As of now, cPanel & WHM servers running version 58.0.17, and above, can now also use Let’s Encrypt as an SSL provider. More information on Let’s Encrypt can be found here.
Step 1: Enable Let’s Encrypt Auto SSL provider!
In order to install the Let’s Encrypt AutoSSL provider plugin you will simply log in to the server as the root user via SSH and execute the following command:
Running this will add and install the necessary RPM files in order to support Let’s Encrypt as an AutoSSL provider.
Installed the cpanel-letsencrypt RPM! AutoSSL can now use Let’s Encrypt.
Step 2: Verify your work
To double check that this has been successful you can simply pull up WHM and load the ‘Manage AutoSSL’ page. Upon loading this page you should see a list with Let’s Encrypt and cPanel/COMODO options.